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Guard Houses

April 12, 2021

Guard Houses

Par-Kut provides the most rugged and well built guard houses, guard booths, guard shelters, border inspection booths, security access control checkpoints and observation towers. Par-Kut’s guard houses are all prefabricated guard houses. Our customers include government, private industry, airports, nuclear power plants and U.S. Military facilities across the country and around the world. Par-Kut’s all welded steel construction and use of durable, low maintenance materials ensure the guard booth’s greatest longevity. Special security features are offered to customize the security guard booth to your location requirements and to keep your security officers comfortable as well as secure.

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DEFENDER Ballistic Insulated Glass protects your school, office, or business from harm while providing both forced entry and ballistic protection

March 31, 2021

DEFENDER Ballistic Insulated Glass protects your school, office, or business from harm while providing both forced entry and ballistic protection

Our new ballistic insulated glass product is ideal for schools, offices, municipal buildings or any facility that requires superior safety + aesthetics. It's an excellent choice for building exteriors and upper floors because it retrofits into existing window frames. It has been tested to UL 752 bulletproof standards and UL 972 forced-entry standards, and it provides superior light transmission and easy care.

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How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Security Entrances?

February 26, 2021

How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Security Entrances?

With the evolving dynamics of cloud storage and the ability to harness and proactively employ an ever-increasing pool of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly impacted video surveillance, which has been among the biggest beneficiaries of faster processing and impactful analytics. Even building automation, fire systems, intrusion detection, and physical and network access control have AI built into many core competencies.

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Apartment Package Lockers - Improve resident satisfaction and staff efficiency with ease

December 25, 2020

Apartment Package Lockers - Improve resident satisfaction and staff efficiency with ease

With residents continuing to order more items online, the average community is receiving 75+ packages per day, meaning your staff is spending more time on package management than on property management. The Package Concierge® apartment package locker series is the perfect way to bring order to this chaos. Let your team get back to business while letting our smart lockers and package rooms obsess over keeping resident packages secure and available 24/7.

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Improve hospital security with: 5 Key Components of a Healthcare Facility Security Plan

December 23, 2020

Improve hospital security with: 5 Key Components of a Healthcare Facility Security Plan

Security in Hospitals Best Practices - Workplace violence in healthcare is an ongoing threat to hospital security. Receptionists, nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers put themselves at risk of verbal and physical abuse every day to care for patients.

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BoonTV to Address Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry

November 27, 2020

BoonTV to Address Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced a new BoonTV event, “The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry.” In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security in physical security planning and how to effectively bring reliable entrance control to a facility to avoid costly risks and liabilities.

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10 Things That Will Make or Break Your Bullet-Resistant Barrier Project

November 25, 2020

10 Things That Will Make or Break Your Bullet-Resistant Barrier Project

Working on a bulletproof barrier project? Use this checklist to avoid common pitfalls and costly project delays. 10 Things That Will Make or Break Your Bullet-Resistant Barrier Project is a great resource to learn about bulletproof material weight and size, which measurements to take, and how to select the right bullet-resistant accessories for your building.

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Boon Edam Publishes Whitepaper on Effect of Pandemics on Entrance Security

November 6, 2020

Boon Edam Publishes Whitepaper on Effect of Pandemics on Entrance Security

Publication discusses changes in building design, security processes and technologies that support touchless entry and social distancing.

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[Podcast] What Are the Risks of a Tailgating Incident at Your Facility?

October 7, 2020

[Podcast] What Are the Risks of a Tailgating Incident at Your Facility?

Most security professionals are aware of the term, “tailgating,” as it refers to an unauthorized user following an authorized user into a facility, usually by means of a swinging door. But do all these security professionals agree on the impact of tailgating, as well as the methods to effectively mitigate it? We were curious so we reached out via our social media channels to find out more.

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Closing Three Key Corporate Security Gaps

September 18, 2020

Closing Three Key Corporate Security Gaps

Jim Richards, CEO of Total Security Solutions, has been evaluating and improving corporate security measures in workplaces for a long time. “Too often,” he notes, “big organizations, their facility managers, and even the security integrators they hire look at security as a fix that can be dropped in place. Like swapping out a leaky valve or adding a skylight. They don’t see this as a system of components. A bullet-resistant barrier is a component of security. Cameras are a component. Access control systems. Fire suppression. The security guards. Their security protocols. All of this goes into creating a system.”

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[VIDEO] Ballistic Glass: What Are My Choices?

June 10, 2020

[VIDEO] Ballistic Glass: What Are My Choices?

As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards explains, “There are many different ballistic glass products out there, all of them are fit for different applications—and most people call all of them ‘bulletproof glass,‘ no matter what they are.” Specifically, there are five types of bulletproof glass commonly sold today. You …

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How to select commercial bike racks

June 1, 2020

How to select commercial bike racks

Support peddle power. Encouraging people to choose healthy, green alternatives can be as simple as installing a well-placed bike rack. Our simple designs take up very little space, ensure easy use for the daily cyclist and manage the chaos of wheels and pedals. Personalize your site or promote your business with custom lettering available on the MBR200 Series.

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Safe Gate Systems Start with Safe Gate Designs

May 27, 2020

Safe Gate Systems Start with Safe Gate Designs

Why specify sensing edges for automatic gates? The 2009 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) require automated vehicular gates comply with the provisions of UL325 and ASTM F2200.

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What's new in revolving doors: can you really teach an old door new tricks?

April 29, 2020

What's new in revolving doors: can you really teach an old door new tricks?

Revolving doors have been around for well over 100 years since their invention by Theophilus Van Kannel in 1888. As the story goes, Van Kannel, working in a lobby during a cold winter in Philadelphia, complained about the unpleasant effects of the swing door at the main entrance: “Every person passing through [the exterior door] first brings a chilling gust of wind with its snow or rain, and the noise of the street; then comes the unwelcome bang!” Van Kannel decided to do something about it. He started a business, and the rest is history. The revolving doors stopped air infiltration and were quiet during use. But, how much can you really improve on what is a relatively simple concept? In fact, modern technology and engineering have completely transformed Van Kannel’s invention in terms of safety, ease of use, and even security. Let’s take a closer look.

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Spacing bike storage racks

March 23, 2020

Spacing bike storage racks

Maximizing bike parking or bike storage space doesn't have to be complicated. Check out our this video on spacing recommendations so you can make the most of your bicycle storage.

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Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

March 20, 2020

Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

We're talking about something that many #security entrance manufacturers shy away from: barrier contact. Why does it happen and how do you avoid it?

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Guard Booth Industrial Applications

March 2, 2020

Guard Booth Industrial Applications

Par-Kut guard booth industrial applications are a perfect fit for use in abusive industrial environments, because the core competency is to build the enclosures with durable and long-lasting materials. Par-Kut industrial booths shelter and provide relief for industrial workers in control pulpits, in plant offices and operator shelters to name a few.

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Safe Rooms: A New Approach To Workplace Violence

February 17, 2020

Safe Rooms: A New Approach To Workplace Violence

Many companies are exploring ways that they can create “safe rooms” in their existing office—addressing the special challenges of corporate security. One of the greatest challenges: the attacker is very often someone familiar to the target and victims. As a result, security measures that are highly effective in many settings—like access control—are only one part of the puzzle.

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5 Reasons to Choose a Security Revolving Door for Your Physical Security Plan

February 14, 2020

5 Reasons to Choose a Security Revolving Door for Your Physical Security Plan

Are you looking at different types of security entrances and trying to compare which one is right for you? Security revolving doors have been gaining in popularity over the past 10 years. Why? In this quick video, I'll share with you the top 5 features of a security revolving door that make it one of the most desirable security solutions for many types of facilities.

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Corporate Security: Trends For 2020

December 30, 2019

Corporate Security: Trends For 2020

Corporate security is widely—and wildly—neglected. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that workplace shootings are now 30 times more common than building fires. The bulk of mass shootings occur at a workplace, but only about 20 percent are adequately prepared for an active shooter incident.

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